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One Giant Ant Hill and No Water!

 
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Well, I got up this morning and when I turned on the water faucet we had no water.  Then, while checking to see what the problem was, I found that our garden is now one giant anthill.  All kinds and sizes of ants have decided my garden is a good place to live.  We have been here since 2013 and have never had fire ants.  I guess we have them now as some of these ants just swarmed all over my feet and their bites stung like fire!





The good news is that I called our well guy and he came out and fixed the problem!  We were afraid it might be the well pumps.  Luckily, it turned out to be a switch or something in the control box.  We have water!

 
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Hi Anne;   Awesome your water was an easy fix!    For your ants try food grade Diatomaceous earth . They sell 50# sacks at most feed stores.
 
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Thanks for the suggestion, Thomas.

I was using vinegar and coffee ground which was working until I dug up all the potatoes and haven't been back in the garden.  Using up all my vinegar wasn't fun.  I didn't mind using the spend coffee ground because I get new grounds every morning.

It might take 50 lbs of DE to get rid of them. They have an entire circle around my house.  I don't know why they are so bad this year unless it is just the right conditions for them.
 
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I'd suggest you need an anteater, but I don't know what their range is, or if they eat fire-ants. Good luck with slowing them down.
 
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